The Website

CarboniteCummins.com is a website based solely around a single 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 with the 6.7L Cummins turbo diesel. This is my truck, and my attempt to document what's going on with it. From maintenance, to modifications, to service info, I try to keep as much information available to everyone as I possibly can. Many people find the information provided here useful, and I hope you do as well. Feel free to save, copy, link to, and distribute anything on here as much as you like. Everything here is for you.

This entire site is free. Free access, free information, free downloads, free everything. In no way, shape, or form should you ever have to purchase or buy any of this information from me or anybody else. There are no paid advertisements or any other money-making things on this site. Several of the bigger projects (such as the oil analysis on transmission oils) have been funded by myself with the help of donations from various other people. You can participate if you wish, but it's not required.

The Truck

2008 Dodge Ram 2500
Quad Cab Short Bed 4x4
Big Horn Edition
6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel
G56 Six Speed Manual Transmission
Mineral Gray Metallic
Cloth 40/20/40 Seats

Original Truck Window Placard

Complete Build Sheet From Dodge.com

The Engine

6.7 Liter High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel I-6
Horse Power   350 bhp (261 kW) @ 3,000 rpm
Torque (Manual Trans)   610 lb-ft (827 N*m) @ 1,500 rpm
Torque (Auto Trans)   650 lb-ft (881 N*m) @ 1,500 rpm
Bore and Stroke   107mm (4.21 in) X 124mm (4.88 in)
Displacement   6.7 Liters (409 C.I.D.)
Compression Ratio   17.3:1
Firing Order   1-5-3-6-2-4
Construction   Cast-Iron Block and Head
Approximate Engine Weight   519 kg (1144 lbs)
Crankshaft Rotation   Clockwise (viewed from front)
Valve Clearance   Intake  0.254mm (0.010 in)
Exhaust 0.508mm (0.020 in)
Engine Idle Speed   600-800 rpm
Fuel Injection  System   Electronic High Pressure Common Rail
Fuel Rail Pressure   250-1600 bar (3,626-23,206 psi)
Fuel Pump Pressure   0-80 kPa (0-11.6 psi)
Fuel Requirement   Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (15ppm Max)
Oil Capacity   11.3 liters (12.0 qt)
Coolant Capacity   28.0L (29.5 qt)

Aftermarket Items/Modifications

  • Over-the-Rail Line-X
  • Disabled Seat Belt Dinger
  • De-Badged
  • Telescoping Trailer Towing Mirrors
  • Fog Light With High Beams
  • High Idle/PTO Idle
  • Intake Baffle Removed
  • Fumoto Drain Valve
  • Automatic Exhaust Brake Switch
  • South Bend SDD3250-GK Dual Disk Clutch
  • MobilTrans SHC DC Fluid in Transmission
  • B&W Turnover Ball Gooseneck Hitch
  • Tekonsha Voyager Trailer Brake Controller
  • Stealth DPF Delete
  • Smarty S67ME Powered
  • Sinister Mfg EGR Cooler Delete Kit
  • 18X8.5 XD Spy Series Wheels
  • 295/70R18 Toyo Open Country AT2
  • Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flares
  • WeatherTech Floor Mats
  • Convenience Lighting Installed
  • MobilTrans SHC DC in the G56
  • Brigher Reverse Light Mod
  • Under Tailgate Light Bar
  • 4th Gen Cloth Seats
  • ARP 2000 Head Studs and New Head Gasket
  • Edge Insight CTS2
  • Full Set of Blend Door USA HVAC Doors
  • AMP Research Power Steps